BioASQ Participants Area

Task MESINESP will run on autumn 2019! For detailed schedule stay tunned!

Guidelines for Task MESINESP

The Task on Medical Semantic Indexing in Spanish (MESINESP) will be based on the standard process followed by IBECS and LILACS to index journal abstracts in Spanish. The participants will be asked to classify new IBECS and LILACS documents, written in Spanish, as they become available on-line, before curators annotate them manually. As manual annotations from IBECS and LILACS become available, they will be used to evaluate the classification performance of participating systems.

The MESINESP BioASQ Task is co-organized with the Barcelona Supercomputing Center Read more...

The rest of the guidelines provide the essential information for participating in the Task MESINESP of the BioASQ challenge. They are organized in sections, by clicking on the titles you can find the relevant details.

+ Competition roll-out

+ Download Training Data

+ MeSH/DeCS headings

+ Evaluation

+ Download test sets

+ Submit test results

+ Add a system

Data from NLM are distributed based on the conditions described here. License Code: 8283NLM123.
If you used data obtained from the BioASQ challenges please support us by reporting BioASQ in your acknowledgements and citing our paper:

An overview of the BIOASQ large-scale biomedical semantic indexing and question answering competition: George Tsatsaronis, Georgios Balikas, Prodromos Malakasiotis, Ioannis Partalas, Matthias Zschunke, Michael R Alvers, Dirk Weissenborn, Anastasia Krithara, Sergios Petridis, Dimitris Polychronopoulos, Yannis Almirantis, John Pavlopoulos, Nicolas Baskiotis, Patrick Gallinari, Thierry Artiéres, Axel Ngonga, Norman Heino, Eric Gaussier, Liliana Barrio-Alvers, Michael Schroeder, Ion Androutsopoulos and Georgios Paliouras, in BMC bioinformatics, 2015 (bib).